Organic Voids 3

Voids are not only vertical voids which connects upper and lower floors,they are also MA which is traditional Japanese concept and it enfolds several meanings concerning vastness of spaces and time.

Light create spaces and MA, meaningless spaces. The intention is to actualize spaces of MA by natural light.

In House N, a desk and a bookshelf which is unified with the existing column is designed. A column create a space around it, and old column and new beam begin to have a talk.

One of the theme of House N is a conversation between the old and new, and the practice thinks about the concept of MA in this conversation.

Old column encounters new beam, and new desk and bookshelf are added to it, furniture would be integrated to architecture.

Then bright and elegant light from new narrow window comes in, and it illuminate them and strengthen the unity between them.

Light integrates furniture and architecture and stimulates the space.